Mild references throughout the film.
There are a few very dirty jokes in the film, but young viewers shouldn’t really understand them.
Shrek is seen taking a bath in the opening credits; no nudity is seen
Mild to moderate references and dirty humor. Kids will likely not catch on to these jokes.
Some suggestive song lyrics where what would otherwise be a dirty rhyme (e.g. “paid” in place of “laid” in the Merry Men song) is quickly swapped for something more family-friendly. Adults and older teens are more likely to understand this.
Farquaad sits shirtless under a zebra-print blanket in bed, watching a video of Fiona repeatedly. A small hump arises in the blanket around his crotch area (younger viewers probably won’t get the joke).
A running joke throughout is that Lord Farquaad’s tall, vertically-inclined castle is his way of “trying to compensate for something”. Jokes are later made by Shrek and Donkey that Fiona can do some “measuring” when she meets him.
A mildly suggestive parody of the 1970’s TV show ‘The Dating Game’ is depicted; nothing too explicit.
Shrek is seen taking a mud shower (with his butt briefly shown in the original version, in the Freeform version is not seen but his lower back). The long stick branch covers his penis area, but moves suggestively while in mud.
In one scene we could saw Shrek’s rear
Donkey lifts his leg over a campfire as if to extinguish it through urination (shown briefly from a distance). This is played for laughs.

When Farquaad is in bed looking at Fiona’s portrait, a small lump appears in the blanket (He gets an erection) he sees this and quickly fixes the blanket to hide the lump.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Shrek 1 (2001) tells an adult story with fairy tale narrative strategy, but the plot is very different from ordinary fairy tales. We can also regard it as a fairy tale. By “fairy tales”, I mean “fairytales”, not “Tales for children”. After all, many people say that the funny scenes in Shrek are not specially set for children. In fact, the trend of mass culture collection and research since the 18th century has long told us that the so-called “fairytales” is actually “folktales” (folk stories) according to the source analysis, which includes not only the written texts of folk story collectors, but also a large number of texts transmitted orally. Sometimes, This oral form will appear in the form of “Ballads”.

German Green is the ancestor of fairy tales. He was born in linguistics. What made him famous was the compilation of Green’s fairy tales. Last year was the year of Andersen, and we should not forget the Danish. Another great tradition before Shrek was Disney, but when our generation’s childhood still remembered the paper-based fairy tale books, children in the late 1990s had already learned about the tradition through cartoon TV and movies. After skipping Greek myths and Aesop’s fables, we came to the new world created by DreamWorks. We can no longer call the story of DreamWorks a folk tradition. It is a complete fantasy story. Shrek 1 is the famous work of DreamWorks. The first thing it has to do is to establish its position in the new world in front of tradition. So we can see how “ogre” Shrek exerts his authority in the plot.

The beginning of the film is the introduction of Shrek, a completely new character. The symbolic image of “ogre” comes largely from the magical literary genre in the romantic literary movement in the 18th and 19th centuries. Obviously, it is a certain distance from the tradition of folk oral literature. Shrek, as a traditional devil, lives a solitary life that excludes outsiders. Until one day, a talking donkey broke into his life. Later, more “traditional” characters surrounded Shrek’s house and had the intention to occupy his house. All this comes from the villain Lord Farquaad. His kingdom DuLoc seems to be the kingdom where the tradition lives – according to the plot, the traditional fairy tale characters used to live here. But then Farquaad played a Chinese urban management. All the fairy tale characters were driven out of the city and designated the forest where Shrek lived as their new residence. Shrek hopes to negotiate with Farquaad. The appearance of Shrek, an “unconventional” factor, made Farquaad take the initiative to change his mind, although he had the strength to kill Shrek. The villain wanted to complete a heroic action to save the United States in the traditional sense. He wanted to usher in a fairy tale ending in the traditional sense, but when he used Shrek to save the princess for him, he began to embark on a non-traditional plot development track. Therefore, Farquaad can’t actually expect this unconventional method to bring him a traditional ending.

Shrek’s donkey came to the castle where the fire breathing dragon lived, and the princess was imprisoned (rather arranged) in the tower of the castle. The mirror tells Farquaad about a traditional plot, that is, the princess needs a hero’s kiss to wake up from her deep sleep. In fact, another tradition is omitted here, that is, the hero must first kill the dragon, and the hero must finally fall in love with and marry the princess – this is the ultimate goal of the development of the story. But since Shrek didn’t come for this purpose, he wouldn’t do it “reasonably” according to the story book. But we can see that Shrek can not completely abandon the tradition. He was reading a traditional story book from the beginning. In the Dragon Castle, when the donkey asked him how he knew that the princess was imprisoned in the tower, Shrek replied that it was written in the story book. Finally, Shrek was thrown into the tower by the dragon’s tail. Instead of kissing the princess, Shrek shook the princess and escaped from the devil’s cave without killing the dragon.

We can see that the princess is essentially unconventional (the end of the story). Therefore, when she tried to obtain “true love” in the bondage of tradition (the story is compared with a wizard’s spell), she failed. She had to talk about a real love with her most real self, or what the film called “true love”. She cooked breakfast for Shrek, and beat Robin Hood and his party with the punches of the matrix (Robin Hood’s French accent is very interesting, which I felt after learning French). She surprised Shrek more and more; When she put down the traditional airs, Shrek finally fell in love with the man of his own quality. It can be said that by this time, we already know that Shrek does not love the beauty of the princess, otherwise the film is difficult to justify itself. The princess shows another appearance at night, which is the climax of the whole story from the tradition. In fact, the climax of the story is when the audience understands that the real appearance of the princess is a green man.

The princess said to the donkey that she was cursed by a witch when she was very young. She looked the same during the day and another at night; The magic can’t be lifted until a man who really loves her kisses her. She thought that the ugly appearance at night was her fake. She said that the reason why she didn’t show up at night was because who would fall in love with an ugly green skin? As a result, Shrek, who was eavesdropping outside the door, thought that the princess was talking about her, so he was very unhappy and immediately handed the princess over to Farquaad. The end of the story is that Shrek, persuaded by the donkey, spoiled Farquaad’s wedding and lifted the magic for the princess in DuLoc church. The princess finally showed her true appearance, that is, her true appearance at night. The two began to live together.

In addition to the slightly far fetched love between the donkey and the dragon, what impressed me was the interaction between the residents of DuLoc city and several protagonists. Under Farquaad’s autocratic rule, they had to react according to the king’s wishes. Therefore, several soldiers are responsible for holding up signs to the audience. The fair books on them are “cheering”, “clapping”, “laughing”, “surprise” and so on. These DuLoc citizens are always very obedient. Although they will take their own actions when they don’t raise the sign, as long as there is a sign raised, they don’t take actions according to the sign, even after Farquaad is swallowed by the Dragon (this is a bit like Jurassic Park). The soldiers of the castle showed more free will than the citizens. After the big villain disappeared, they took the initiative to write the scribbled “awwww” action on the sign and asked the citizens to be happy for Shrek’s kiss with the princess. These details are ironic.

The American pop style music of Shrek 1 is also fascinating. Many audiences are looking for the original disc collection after the event.

The film is the victory of DreamWorks against Disney and the victory of dispelling part of the tradition in contemporary American mainstream society.

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